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University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

Renowned as China’s cradle for the national electronic industry, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (formerly Chengdu Institute of Radio Engineering) is situated at Chengdu, the city of over a thousand-year-old cultural history in “the land of abundance”. In 1956, instructed by Premier Zhou Enlai, UESTC was founded on the basis of the incorporation of electronic divisions of the then three universities including Jiaotong Universities, Nanjing Institute of Technology and South China Institute of Technology. As one of the seven earliest key universities in national defense, UESTC became one of the nation’s key universities in 1960. Then, in 1997 it was included as one of the first universities into “Project 211”, a project in China for developing 100 first-class universities and a number of key fields of research for the 21st century. In 2001, UESTC was admitted into the nation’s Project 985, receiving special support for developing world-class universities and world-famous research-oriented universities. In 2017, the University was selected as one of  “Double First-class” universities (Top 36).

Sixty years’ efforts and cultivations have witnessed the University’s process from sole dependence on electronic information engineering to all-around programs in electronic disciplines, and the University now turns out to be a key multidisciplinary university with electronic science and technology as its nucleus, engineering as its major field and featured the harmonious integration of science, engineering, management and liberal arts, well prepared at the call of the history to come up as a high-level research-oriented university.

In the new century, electronic information science and technology as the lead for modern high-tech development demonstrates a more swift and violent stance. In face of the new chances and challenges, the staff of the University will hold on its notion of “to seek facts and truth, to be noble and ambitious” in the pursuit of excellence and embark on the journey to a more glorious future.


UESTC is a national key multidisciplinary university specialized in electronic engineering and information science and technology with a harmonious integration of science, engineering, management and liberal arts. It has enjoyed high reputation both at home and abroad.

★Key Facts about UESTC

38,000—— 38,000 students in UESTC(including undergraduates, masters and PhD candidates).

3,800—— 3800 UESTC staff (2,500 faculty members, 620 professors).

1,600—— Over 1,600 international students from over 100 countries.

676—— Real Estate Holdings: 3 campuses with 676 acres.

“The pacesetter in Chinese Electronic Universities”

Jiang Zemin ( Former Chinese President, 1993—2003)

“China’s cradle for national electronic industry”

Widely Acknowledged by the Public

UESTC Listed in the Top 200 of Academic Ranking of World Universities

( Engineering: Top 100 )

Latest Discipline Ranking in China

A+Electronic Science and Technology    Information and Communication Engineering        
AComputer Science and Technology    
AOptical Engineering        
B+Instrument Science and Technology    Biomedical Engineering    Software Engineering    Management Science and Engineering    Business Administration        
 BControl Science and Engineering    Material Science and Engineering    Mechanical Engineering    Public Management
NOTEA+: Top 2% or Top 2; A: Top 2% ~ Top 5%; A-: Top 5% ~ Top 10%;    B+: Top 10% ~ Top 20%; B: Top 20% ~ Top 30%.    

Latest Ranking by U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities

#12 Electrical and Electronic Engineering

#26 Computer Science

#89 Mathematics

#92 Engineering

#174 Materials Science

#273 Neuroscience and Behavior

#475 Physics

#521 Chemistry

Latest Ranking by QS World University Rankings

Electrical & Electronic Engineering: Top 250

Computer Science & Information System: Top 450

Engineering & Technology: Top 500

Mathematics: Top 400

Physics & Astronomy: Top 500

Latest Ranking by Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Engineering & Technology: Top 300

Life Sciences: Top 300

Computer Science: Top 400

Emerging Economics: No. 151

Latest Global Ranking by Essential Science Indicators (ESI)

Engineering: No. 65 (Top 0.45‰)

Computer Science: No. 43 (Top 0.945‰)

Material Science: No. 34 (Top 2.71‰)

Physics: No. 490 (Top 6.91‰)

Chemistry: No. 871 (Top 7.08‰)

Neuroscience & Behavior: No. 620 (Top 7.32‰)

Biology & Biochemistry: No. 801 (Top: 7.81‰)

Mathematics: No. 221 (Top 8.67‰)

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